Things you should know today: 11/20/17


Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a ‘great sin’

Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis is served gnocchi during a lunch at the Vatican Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Pope Francis is offering several hundred poor people _ homeless, migrants, unemployed _ a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu on Sunday as he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)


While celebrating Mass with the poor, Pope Francis defined indifference to the needy as a “great sin” and expressed the necessity of helping those in dire circumstances.


White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

Pablo Martinez Monsivais
FILE – In this Thursday, July 20, 2017, file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent mixed signals Sunday, Nov. 19, on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. “I don’t think anybody doubts where the White House is on repealing and replacing Obamacare. We absolutely want to do it,” Mulvaney said. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)


The White House expressed its willingness to remove a health care provision from its proposed tax legislation if the provision becomes an impediment to the passing of the entire bill.


Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

FILE – In this June 10, 1981 file photo, convicted murderer Charles Manson is photographed during an interview with television talk show host Tom Snyder in a medical facility in Vacaville, Calif. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)


Murderous cult leader Charles Manson died at 83 after serving nearly 50 years of a life sentence in prison.


Boston Dynamics showcases evolving technology

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot has all the moves to be a world-class gymnast.

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